Tender awarded for $61M Darwin overpass and intersection

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Sitzler has been awarded the Early Contractor Involvement tender for the overpass at the Tiger Brennan Drive and the Berrimah Road intersection near Darwin International Airport.

The approximately $61.5 million project, funded through a 50/50 partnership between the Australian and Northern Territory governments, is among the first batch of projects to be funded under the Road Safety Program for the Territory.

Sitzler will deliver the projects over the next two years. Both projects aim to enhance safety, reduce traffic during peak hours and improve connectivity for freight transport to the East Arm Wharf.

Close to 20,000 vehicles travel on Tiger Brennan Drive each day and this intersection has been the location of multiple fatality crashes.

The construction of the new overpass will also separate the major flow of traffic on Tiger Brennan Drive from traffic on Berrimah Road.

Over 150 jobs will be supported during the projects peak of construction.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the project was another example of Senator Sam McMahon’s determination to deliver for people of the Top End.

“This was part of the first batch of projects to be approved under the program for the Territory, with a total of $144 million available to the Northern Territory across all tranches of the program. The Territory will continue to roll out lifesaving upgrades across the road network through to June 2023,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said the enhancement of safety for motorists was a priority.

“The Northern Territory Government is committing $13.7 million to multiple road safety packages to deliver on our Towards Zero road safety goals, along with approximately $28.25 million for the Tiger Brennan Drive/Berrimah Road intersection project,” Lawler said.

Senator for the Northern Territory Dr Sam McMahon said the Tiger Brennan Drive-Berrimah Road interchange was one of the busiest intersections and had been the site of tragic fatal crashes.

“Through the Road Safety Program we are seeing approximately $30 million from the Australian Government to get this critical project underway, which once finalised will improve traffic flow for commuter and industrial/commercial traffic and reduce crashes at this intersection.”


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